onely Planet’s Best Bike Rides France is your passport to 40 day trips on two wheels. Use pedal power to see a destination through a new lens by picking a ride that works for you, from just a couple of hours to a full day, from easy to hard. From rail trails to coastal pathways we cover the country with easy-to-follow trails for cyclists and E-bike riders.
Inside Lonely Planet’s Best Bike Rides FranceTravel Guide:
Colour maps (including elevation charts) and images throughout
Special features – on Italy’s highlights for cyclist, kid-friendly rides, accessible trails and what to take
Our Picks? section helps you plan your trip and select rides that appeal to your interests
Region profiles cover when to go, where to stay, what’s on, cultural insights, and local food and drink recommendations to refuel and refresh. Featured regions include:
The Pyrenees; the French Alps and the Jura Mountains; Provence; Central France; Corsica; Lille, Flanders and the Somme; Brittany and Normandy; Languedoc-Roussillon
Essential info at your fingertips – ride itineraries accompanied by illustrative maps are combined with details about ride duration, distance, terrain, start/end locations (including bike rental options) and difficulty (classified as easy, easy-moderate, moderate, moderate-hard, or hard)
Over 50 maps
The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Best Bike Rides France, our most comprehensive guide to riding in France, is perfect for those planning to explore France on two wheels.
Looking for more information on Italy? Check out Lonely Planet’s France guide for a comprehensive look at what the country has to offer.
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